Invasion (2021)

A world event leaves the Earth’s inhabitants bewildered and panicked in Apple TV’s Invasion.

As a Japanese team of astronauts go into space on a mission, several explosions hit Earth and obliterate any contact from the mission. Mitsuki (Shioli Kutsuna), an engineer overseeing operations, distraught over her astronaut girlfriend’s Hinata’s (Rinko Kikuchi) apparent death, struggles to figure out what happened. American soldier Trevante Cole (Shamier Anderson) stationed in Afghanistan loses his crew on a mission to find a mysterious and enormous spacecraft in the desert. Aneesha’s (Golshifteh Farahani) marriage is over. Before things can progress with her breakup, an explosion rocks her neighbourhood, forcing her to search for safety with her family and estranged husband. Casper (Billy Barratt) is lost in the English countryside with his classmates and injured teacher after their bus crashes into a crater. Cell phones, radio signals, TVs, and power all go out, causing catastrophes worldwide. The world is terrified, and nations are preparing for the worst from this extraterrestrial activity. In this state of emergency, we see humanity come into play as each character tries to make sense of their personal and global tragedies.

Anderson and Farahani lead with stellar performances, and the rest of the international cast is just as engaging. While sci-fi fans are treated to glimpses of the alien threat, the stories are pieced together to create solid drama, keeping viewers watching with anticipation.  

Review by Carolyn Mauricette


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Canadian connection

Starring Shamier Anderson
Boat Rocker Studios, a production company based in Toronto, is at the helm of this gripping TV series.